ORYZON to Present at the 3rd Neuroscience Innovation Forum in San Francisco
- CEO and CMO to present recent progress of vafidemstat
- Will also participate in 9th Annual LifeSci Advisors Corporate Access Event 2020
- Both events during week of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
MADRID, Spain and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oryzon Genomics, S.A. (ISIN Code: ES0167733015, ORY), a public clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging epigenetics to develop therapies in diseases with strong unmet medical need, announces that its management will present recent progress of vafidemstat in central nervous system (CNS) indications at the 3rd Neuroscience Innovation Forum in San Francisco on January 12.
Vafidemstat is in Phase II clinical development in multiple trials. It has demonstrated promise as a safe, well-tolerated and differentiated therapeutic option for treating agitation and aggression, and for treating non-aggressive features of three distinct psychiatric diseases.
Oryzon’s CEO Dr. Carlos Buesa and CMO Dr. Roger Bullock will make the presentation at the Marines' Memorial Club, a day before the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. Oryzon’s presentation will take place at 13:50 PT in Track E in the Room Commandants. At the same event, Dr. Buesa will also participate in the “Advances in Alzheimer’s & Other Cognitive Disorders’ Panel” discussion at 9:30 am PT.
Oryzon will also take part in the 9th Annual LifeSci Advisors Corporate Access Event from January 13 to January 15, 2020 where Oryzon’s CEO and other management will hold meetings with pharmaceutical companies, institutional investors, analysts and other members of the biotech community at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel (450 Powell Street).
Founded in 2000 in Barcelona, Spain, Oryzon (ISIN Code: ES0167733015) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company considered as the European champion in Epigenetics. Oryzon has one of the strongest portfolios in the field. Oryzon’s LSD1 program has rendered two compounds, vafidemstat and iadademstat, in clinical trials. In addition, Oryzon has ongoing programs for developing inhibitors against other epigenetic targets. Oryzon has a strong technological platform for biomarker identification and performs biomarker and target validation for a variety of malignant and neurodegenerative diseases. Oryzon has offices in Spain and the United States. For more information, visit www.oryzon.com.
Vafidemstat (ORY-2001) is an oral, CNS optimized LSD1 inhibitor. The molecule acts on several levels: it reduces cognitive impairment, including memory loss and neuroinflammation, and at the same time has neuroprotective effects. In animal studies vafidemstat not only restores memory but reduces the exacerbated aggressiveness of SAMP8 mice, a model for accelerated aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), to normal levels and also reduces social avoidance and enhances sociability in murine models. In addition, vafidemstat exhibits fast, strong and durable efficacy in several preclinical models of multiple sclerosis (MS). Oryzon has performed a Phase IIa clinical trial in aggressiveness in patients with different psychiatric disorders (REIMAGINE), with positive preliminary clinical results reported. Additional Phase IIa clinical trials with vafidemstat are ongoing in patients with Mild to Moderate AD (ETHERAL), in aggressiveness in patients with moderate or severe AD (REIMAGINE-AD), and in Relapse-Remitting and Secondary Progressive MS (SATEEN).
Iadademstat (ORY-1001) is a small oral molecule, which acts as a highly selective inhibitor of the epigenetic enzyme LSD1 and has a powerful differentiating effect in hematologic cancers (See Maes et al., Cancer Cell 2018 Mar 12; 33 (3): 495-511.e12.doi: 10.1016 / j.ccell.2018.02.002.). A first Phase I/IIa clinical trial with iadademstat in refractory and relapsed acute leukemia patients demonstrated the safety and good tolerability of the drug and preliminary signs of antileukemic activity, including a CRi. Beyond hematological cancers, the inhibition of LSD1 has been proposed as a valid therapeutic approach in some solid tumors such as small cell lung cancer (SCLC), medulloblastoma and others. Oryzon is currently conducting two Phase IIa clinical trials of iadademstat in combination; the first one in combination with azacitidine in elderly AML patients (ALICE study) and the second one in combination with platinum/etoposide in second line SCLC patients (CLEPSIDRA study). In both studies, preliminary clinical results have been reported.
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